Today I attended the annual Choose Life conference at Stonefield Castle.
Choose life is an organisation working to reduce the numbers of people who die through suicide in Scotland. In 2004, 803 people died through suicide in Scotland.
My mind was constantly filled with memories of my friend Neil who died in 2007. The tragedy of the end of his life and the grief and pain and loss his passing left behind has been one of the most significant events of my adult life. Sheila- may life continue to grow anew for you and the kids, and may you know that you are loved…
The conference today was creative and engaging- dance, film, poetry and discussion.
And I wrote this- changing a poem I had written already…
Find for me a dark place
For at the moment, I can bear no light
Find for me a silent place
Because your words lie empty
And hollow moments echo
With their passing
Find for me a place to be
So that I may drag out the distant memory